Following the critical and radio success of ‘Lost in Translation’ and the follow up remix by jaako, folk-pop songwriter and artist, Luke Clerkin, is set to release his pop banger ‘Normal People’.
This song, inspired by the Irish and international hit show of the same name will be released on November 26th. This release also follows Clerkin and jaako signing a sync deal for ‘Lost in Translation’ with Irish publishing company, The Nucleus.
Talking about the release of ‘Normal People’, Luke said, ‘I binged Normal People in one go, and the story just affected me, so much that as soon as I picked up the guitar, the words came flooding out. I’ve never written anything inspired by a TV series before, so it was nice to know that I could do it. It’s more of a sequel to the series than it is about the series itself. To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t going to record this song, but after hearing what jaako did with my demo, I couldn’t just leave it on the shelf. All these songs that I’ve released so far are so different to anything that I’ve released before, and this is no exception. It’s pure pop and I love it!’
Talking about signing the sync deal, Luke said ‘I’ve always been a bit skeptical about changing my sound but the response to ‘Lost in Translation’ has been really great, we’ve even managed to sign a sync with The Nucleus. I’ve wanted to get involved with The Nucleus for years, as they have so many great songwriters involved, so I was delighted when they showed interest in the song. jaako and I wrote it in around an hour, recorded it on a shoestring budget, and I did the vocals in my housemate’s walk-in wardrobe, so I could have never imagined this. I’m excited to see where it goes.’
Luke Clerkin is a two-time SCC Song Writing competition winning Irish songwriter and artist from Dublin. He has been playing and releasing music for the last 6 years. His music has gained international airplay and support, whilst also topping the Irish Singer Songwriter Charts on multiple occasions.
Luke is known mostly for playing over 250 gigs in year at the beginning of his career, as a way of honing his craft. Since then, he has headlined famous Dublin venues such as Whelan’s, The Workman’s Club, and The Button Factory. His music has brought him all over the world, with multiple tours of Germany, as well as festival slots in America, The UK, and Ireland. Luke has also completed an apprenticeship with Ed Sheeran’s mentor and Nizlopi frontman, Luke Concannon.